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Oculus Rift Continues to Widen Lead in March Steam Hardware Survey

Oculus Rift Continues to Widen Lead in March Steam Hardware Survey

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Staff Writer

The latest data from Valve’s monthly Steam Hardware Survey has revealed that the Oculus Rift is once again on top and widening its market share gains over the HTC Vive virtual reality headset.

According to the February figures, which is based on data collected by the company from Steam users partaking in an optional survey to determine what kind of hardware and software is being used across the its platform, shows the Oculus Rift extending its lead, now at 48.21% (up from 47.03%) over the HTC Vive, which came in at 39.36% (down from 40.62%). Vive Pro, meanwhile came in at 1.82% (down from 2.6%).

Steam Hardware February 2019

The Rift has shown continuous growth over the last couple of months, which is likely due in part to the company permanently cutting the price of the Rift to $349 back in January. Additionally, other headsets, like Microsoft’s Windows VR continue to make new gains, coming in at 9.96% (up from 8.94%) share of headsets on the platform.

Again, it is worth noting that these figures are not necessarily a definitive means of measuring the VR headset market landscape. Participation in the hardware survey is optional and it requires users to have their VR headset connected to their PC at the time of the survey data is collected for it to count. Neither Oculus nor HTC has revealed official sales figures for their respective headsets yet.